I don't know which version of WMP are you using, but for older version of WMP, you could try K-Lite codec, which is about 23MB.
hope this help!
I've just downloaded a windows media video file, I tried to play it and go a message at the bottom of the screen saying 'locating codec server,' then another message a few seconds later saying 'ERROR downloading codecs'!! I then played the video but I could only hear the track and not see the video which I downloaded!!
Does this mean I have to reinstall the codecs on my windows media player? And if so how do I do that??
Im sure it's my WMP and not the video itself, I've been having lots of issues with it recently.
If you can help please post, this is driving me officially insane, it's so confusing!!